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Returning to education? Meet GRETB at Jobs Expo Galway

11 August 2017
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We are pleased to announce that the Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) will be taking part in Jobs Expo Galway on Saturday 16th September 2017. If you are thinking of returning to education, upskilling or doing an apprenticeship, come along and meet them.


One of the largest training facilities in the West, the GRETB Training Centre provides an excellent range of full-time day courses and evening courses, as well as apprenticeships. They also offer community training programmes and blended learning.

Their course include programmes that provide the skills necessary for employment. QQI, City & Guilds, Microsoft and Cisco as well as other industry-recognised awarding bodies accredit their courses. All GRETB courses have a strong work placement element.

Day Courses

GRETB’s full-time day courses take place throughout the year. These courses include information technology, engineering and quality assurance courses. In addition, there are courses on bus driving as well as HGV Rigid and Artic truck driving. They also offer courses on cleanroom and packaging operations, logistics and distribution, and warehouse operations. Furthermore, there are day courses covering sports and recreation, beauty therapy and healthcare support.


GRETB administer the apprenticeship programme for counties Galway and Roscommon. Apprenticeship is the means by which people train to become craftspeople in Ireland. SOLAS has statutory responsibility for the management of the apprenticeship programme.

Evening/Weekend Courses

Evening and weekend courses take place at the GRETB Training Centre or in a facility in Roscommon. These fee-paying courses are suitable for anyone who wants to upskill for personal as well as professional development. In addition, unemployed clients are eligible through the local DSP/Intreo Office.


The training centre facilities consist of:

  • 9 fully equipped computer rooms
  • State of the art cleanroom facilities and classroom
  • 2 fully equipped welding workshops
  • State of the art electrical instrumentation workshops
  • Fully equipped workshops for apprenticeship classes in carpentry and joinery, as well as electrical and motor
  • Meeting rooms
  • Canteen facilities

The GRETB Training Centre is conveniently located on bus routes from Galway City. There is also ample car parking for all students.


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